art + culture news  //  march 13, 2017
arts missoula news
18th Annual Arts & Culture Awards

There is still plenty of time to reserve a table or seat for you or your organization! If you are interested in being a sponsor of this feel-good event, contact Tom at this link 

To reserve your seats to the Awards Luncheon, you can purchase online at this link, email us, or call us at 406-541-0860. Individual seats are $30, 8-seat tables are $240, and you may put seats on hold and pay at the door.


Chuck Florence / Individual Artist - Given to an artist who has shown exceptional achievement in music, visual art, dance, film/video, theater, performance art, choreography or music composition.

Steve Glueckert / Individual Cultural Achievement - Given to an individual or couple who have furthered the cause of the arts in general through volunteer, administrative, philanthropic, professional or legislative efforts.

Karen Callen / Arts Educator - Given to a dedicated educator (K-University level) who has devoted a career to teaching the arts in an educational environment.

Missoula Downtown Partnership / Business Support for the Arts - Given to a business that has provided long-term support to Missoula arts and cultural organizations.

The Roxy Theater / Cultural Vision - Given to an organization, group or individual who has developed a special project or program that demonstrates unique cultural or artistic vision.
this week in missoula
A Lecture by Professor Sukanta Chaudhari // Liberal Arts Building Room 103A-B, U of M
Mon., Mar. 13, 3:30pm /  Contact 
Professor Chaudhari of Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, will present his lecture, "The Wood and the World: Negotiating A Midsummer Night's Dream." Chaudhari is an eminent Renaissance scholar, author of many books, including  Infirm Glory: Shakespeare and the Renaissance Image of Man. The 1999 film version of  A Midsummer Night's Dream will be screened on Monday, March 6th, same venue, at 6pm.

Artist Talk with Crista Ann Ames // Radius Gallery
Tue., Mar. 14, 5pm / Website 
Join Radius Gallery for an artist talk with one of their exhibiting artists, Crista Ann Ames. Ames has an MFA in Ceramics from the University of Montana and is a long-term resident at the Clay Studio of Missoula.

Missoula Piano Trio // Recital Hall, UM
Tue. Mar. 14, 5:30pm / Contact 
In preparation for the upcoming Music Teachers National Assiociation's Young Artist String Chamber Music Competition, The Missoula Piano Trio (Two UM students and one Hellgate High student) will perform its competition pieces for Missoula audiences. The trio represents the Northwest division for the second year in a row, having won third place last year.

Readings at Shakespeare & Co.  /  Website  
Tue., Mar. 14, 7pm / Beth Judy reading  Bold Women in Montana History
Mon., Mar. 27, 7pm / Virginia Reeves reading  Work Like Any Other
Tue., Mar. 28, 7pm / Valerie Hsiung reading  efg

Art Associates Meeting // Missoula Art Museum
Wed., Mar. 15, 10am /  Contact: Susie (544-0891) 
Join Art Associates for their monthly meeting at MAM. This time, master weaver Bonnie Tarses will inspire with "Fifty Years & Counting: A Weaver's Journey." Art Associates meetings are always free and open to the public. 

Readings at Fact & Fiction //  Website 
Wed., Mar. 15, 7pm / Gwen Florio reading and signing  Reservations
Thu., Apr. 13, 7pm / John Gierach reading A Fly Rod of Your Own
Intellectual Property Day in Montana // School of Law, UM
Thu., Mar. 16, 8:30am-6:30pm / Tickets 
Join the University of Montana Blewett School of Law in a full day of IP panels, lectures, and workshops with the IP Law Section of the Montana Bar. The program is directed to innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and law students/attorneys. The schedule can be found here 
37th Annual Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival // School of Music, UM
Thu., Mar. 16 - Fri., Mar. 17 / Tickets 
This Jazz Festival will feature some of the finest jazz artists and performers in the country, and it has become a Missoula tradition for decades. Each evening, awards are given out to the "Best Section High School Big Band," outstanding high school soloists, and more!
"It Takes a Village" // Music Recital Hall, UM
Sat., Mar. 18, 7:30pm / Website 
Dolce Canto, directed by Peter Park, presents "It Takes a Village," which has themes of childhood, parenthood, and community, celebrating the innocence and joy of youth. Special guests are the C.S. Porter Varsity Porterliers & Partamentos, directed by Christopher Whiteman.
Over the River and Through the Woods // Missoula Community Theatre
Mar. 8 - 19 / Website 
Be sure to head Over the River & Through the Woods to the Missoula Community Theatre this week! Performances of his hilarious and heartwarming family show will run until Sunday night. Tengo famiglia!

upcoming events

Live Storytelling: "Don't Look Back" // The Wilma
Tue., Mar. 21, 7pm /  Website → 
Tell Us Something is a celebration of storytelling, of the Missoula community, and of each other. Nine storytellers share their true personal stories based on the theme "Don't Look Back." Each storyteller has ten minutes to share their story from memory. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 day of.

Surge // Open Space Theatre, PARTV 005, UM
Mar. 25, 8pm / Mar. 26, 6pm / Mar. 31, 8pm / Apr. 1, 8pm / Apr. 2, 6pm / Website → 
A showcase-style production paring Missoula's professional choreographers with local musicians and set on the dynamic Bare Bait Dance company members plus guests. Join BBD for a splendid concert of Western Montana's finest musicians and dancers pushing boundaries and inspiring new works.
Elisha Harteis: Forget Me Not // University Center Gallery
Thu., Apr. 6, 4pm / Website →
Artist Elisha Harteis is unveiling a new body of work at her opening reception in April. Harteis is a BFA alumni from the University of Montana and a resident artist at VonCommon. She is currently teaching art at in her own business, Mud Bunneh Ceramics and just started teaching in after school programs with elementary and middle school age kids.

Composers Showcase // Music Recital Hall, UM
Sun., Apr. 9, 7:30pm / Website → 
The String Orchestra of the Rockies is putting on another fantastic show for Missoula in this opening event. Featuring the world premiere performance of Big Sky Music by composer Tom Morrison.
regional events

MIOSM Concert // Mansfield Theatre, Great Falls
Tue., Mar. 14, 7pm/  Tickets  →
In Celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, Great Falls Public Schools presents the top bands, orchestras, and choirs from Charles M. Russell High School, Great Falls High School, East Middle and North Middle School. This performance is free and open to the public.
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: In the Footsteps of My Ancestors // Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings
Opening: Thu., Mar. 23 /  Website →
This major exhibition by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith will be on view through July 16, and will travel subsequently to Missoula and Colorado Springs. Smith is one of the US's finest Indigenous talents, and this will be the first solo exhibition of the artist's work in her native state of Montana in a generation. This exhibition will examine themes that perennially recur in her work, including conflict, compassion, peace, the cycle of life, irony, and identity.

F.A.R.M. Farm and Ranch Musical // Ravalli County Museum, Hamilton
Fri., Mar. 24, 6pm / Website →
Join the Ravalli County Museum in this celebration of agriculture through the ages as they pay tribute to all who make their living off the land. the reception opens at 6pm with a variety of mouth watering hor d'oeuvres and sales of wine raffle tickets. Following is a show with Neal Lewing from Black Paw Music, starting at 7pm!
EVITA // Dulcie Theatre, Shane Lalani Center for the Arts, Livingston
Through Apr. 2 /  Tickets →
Andrew Lloyd Webber's explosive Evita hits the stage this spring. Evita brings to life the passionate persona of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron. The charismatic Evita captivated a nation by championing the working class. This exuberant production creates a gripping theatrical experience, and features Andrew Lloyd Webber's compelling Latin, jazz, and pop-influenced score.
 2017 New Artists Exhibition // Hockaday Museum 
Through Apr. 22 /  Website  →
This annual exhibition showcases the artistic accomplishments of students attending local high schools. The talent of these young and upcoming artists is exemplified by the paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry and mixed media pieces provided by each sc hool.

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partners + affiliates
job postings
Janitor at ZACC
Must have work-study award from University of Montana
10 hours/week

Attendant at University Center Gallery
Must be a registered student at the University of Montana

Art Teachers at Missoula Art Museum
-Seeking teachers for afterschool classes, weekend program, and summer art classes
-Teaching experience and art expertise necessary
-Send resume, teaching philosophy, and artwork images to Renee Taaffe 

Glacier Symphony & Chorale Music Scholarships
Requirements: Grades 9 -12, played with Glacier Symphony for at least 3 concerts during 2016-2017 season, being
Deadline: Mar. 17

New Playwright Festival (Jackson, WY)
Accepting short plays and seeking judges
Deadline: Mar. 30
To submit a play, visit the website 
To request to be a judge, contact Cynthia 

University Center Gallery Art Call for Fall 2017/Spring 2018
Open only to UM students, staff, or faculty
Fee: None
Deadline: Apr. 7

VonCommon Open Art Call
Theme: "Post-Prom: Systems & Solutions"
Deadline: Apr. 15
Send at least 1 jpg + brief description of why piece fits theme

Summer MADE fair
Accepting vendor applications
Date: Jun. 25, 10am-5pm
Deadline: May 1

ongoing exhibitions
Sarah Moore, Karl Schwiesow, & Reanna Schultz: MFA Thesis Exhibitions
at the Gallery of Visual Arts
Open through Mar. 16
(Schultz's work pictured above)

Paige Ward: Wither, Whether
at the University Center Gallery
Open through March 30
Sue Tirrell: Un/Seasonable
at The Clay Studio of Missoula
Open through March 31

Teresa Garland Warner + Elene Weege: Nature's Palette
at Gallery 709, inside Montana Art & Framing
Open through March 31
(Weege's work pictured above)

Michael Dinning: The Beat of Life
at E3 Convergence Gallery
 Open through April 1

Crista Ann Ames - LeAnn Boyd - Ric Gendron - Doug Turman
at Radius Gallery
Through April 8
(Turman's work pictured above)

Intimate West: Women Artists in Montana 1880-1944
at Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Through May 27

Sheila Miles: Light and Shadow
at Missoula Art Museum
Through June 10
classes, workshops, + tours
Missoula Art Museum
Ages 7-11
Tuesdays through Apr. 4 (no class Mar. 21), 3:45-5:15pm

Ages 3-5
Tuesdays through Mar. 14, 11am-12pm

Saturdays, Mar. 11 + 18, 1-3pm

Drop-In Classes 
  with Downtown Dance Collective  
Ages 13+
For all experience levels
Modern Dance Class  with Bare Bait Dance
Open Space, 005, PARTV Building, U of M
Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm
Contact →

Workshops with Nancy Seiler
Thu., Mar. 16, 1-4pm

Sat., Mar. 18, 9am-5pm
Sun., Mar. 19, 9am-5pm
African Dance Class  with Unity Dance & Drum
Missoula Senior Center
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Contact: 549-7933  

Zootown Arts Community Center
Afterschool Program
Tuesdays through Apr. 11, 3:15-5:30pm

Tuesdays through Apr. 25, 11am-1pm

Early Childhood Music Hour
Wednesdays, 11am-12pm

Wed., Mar. 22, 6-8pm

The Clay Studio of Missoula
For Ages 9-12
Thursdays through Mar. 16, 3:30-5:30pm

Sat., Mar. 4, 2-5pm

Youth Beginning Ceramics Classes
with Elisha Harteis
Mar. 18, 25
Morning Classes: 10:30am-12pm
Afternoon Classes:
Rapunzel Spring Day Camp at Missoula Children's Theatre
Mar. 20-24, 9am-5pm
Performances on Mar. 25 + 26, 3pm + 5pm

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